Mon October 15 12:21 pm 2012 in category Product news

Nokian winter tyre “good” in the 2012 winter tyre test by German automobile association ADAC and consumer organization “test Stiftung Warentest”



ADAC: “Strengths: very balanced tyre, good on snow”



The Nokian winter tyre scores the best mark "good" in the 2012 winter tyre tests conducted by the German automobile association ADAC and consumer organization “test Stiftung Warentest”. ADAC writes: “Strengths: Very balanced tyre, good on snow.” The biggest European automobile association does not indicate any weaknesses for it in its strengths and weaknesses judgement. The best mark “good” corresponds to the former "highly recommended" assessment. The Nokian tyre achieves the grade “good” also in the test criteria „wet“, „snow“, „dry“, „ice“, „fuel consumption“, and „wear”.

The best „test quality assessment“ „good“ in the test of Stiftung Warentest as the total result was also scored by Nokian WR D3 in the disciplines “wet road”, “snow”, “dry road”, “ice”, „wearing resistance“, and „fuel consumption. The consumer protection organization recommends Nokian WR D3 from Finland as „Our advice“.

16 winter tyres for compact and mid-size cars, size 205/55 R 16 H, were tested by ADAC and „test Stiftung Warentest“.

The Nokian winter tyre is the test winner in the 2012 winter tyre test by German motoring magazine, "auto motor und sport", scoring "highly recommended"



The Nokian winter tyre is the test winner in the 2012 winter tyre test by German motoring magazine "auto motor und sport", scoring the top grade of "highly recommended." "Excellent performance on snow, short braking distance on dry surfaces, and balanced ride” is the assessment of "auto motor und sport".

The Nokian winter tyre also scores "highly recommended" in the 2012 winter tyre tests conducted by the German motoring magazine "Auto Zeitung", Automobile Association Europe ACE, ARBÖ (the Austrian association of motorists, motorcyclists, and cyclists), and GTÜ (the German technical inspection organisation), as well as "very good" from the German caravan magazine "pro mobil" and German fleet magazine "Firmenauto Transporter".

The Nokian WR winter tyre is available from tyre dealers in 71 sizes, from 13 to 20-inches for the speed ratings T to W (190–270 km/h), including sporty, large cars. These winter tyres were especially developed for European weather and the higher speeds on European motorways.

Nokian Hakkapeliitta winter tyres for the colder northern conditions gain test wins in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia



Nokian Hakkapeliitta winter tyres optimised for the colder northern conditions have achieved excellent success in this autumn’s magazine tests in Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Russia. Nokian Hakkapeliitta, one of the most successful winter tyre brands in the world, has secured first place finishes in the tests of independent motoring magazines in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia alike.

The test wins and the other outstanding test results confirm the excellent driving safety of the winter tyres from leading winter tyre specialist Nokian Tyres, as well as the good image of the Nordic premium brand. For tyre change, Nokian tyres are obtainable on good terms at local tyre dealers, including complete winter wheels with rims. Old winter tyres should be replaced when the tread depth reaches 4 millimetres.

Nokian tyres – test success: www.nokiantyres.com/test-success

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Photos, videos, downloads Nokian WR winter tyres:
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Video Download Nokian WR winter tyres:
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The Nokian winter tyre is the test winner in the 2012 winter tyre test by German motoring magazine, "auto motor und sport", scoring "highly recommended" Nokian press release 339
https://www.nokiantyres.com/company/news-article/undefined-90/

New Nokian WR winter tyres: safe, economical, and sporty Nokian press release 335
https://www.nokiantyres.com/company/news-article/new-nokian-wr-winter-tyres-safe-economical-and-sporty/

Nokian WR D3:
https://www.nokiantyres.com/winter-tyres/nokian-wr-d3/

Nokian WR A3:
https://www.nokiantyres.com/winter-tyres/nokian-wr-a3/

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Sources:

ADAC Motorwelt, issue 10 October 2012
http://www.adac.de/infotestrat/tests/reifen/winterreifen/2012_winterreifen_Test_205_55_R16.aspx?tabid=tab3

test Stiftung Warentest, issue 10 October 2012

auto motor und sport, issue 21 20/09/2012

Auto Zeitung, issue 20 12/09/2012

ACE Lenkrad, issue 9 15/09/2012

ÖAMTC auto touring, issue 10 October 2012

TCS
http://www.tcs.ch/

ARBÖ
http://www.arboe.at/
Firmenauto Transporter, issue 10 2012

Nokian Tyres is the world's leading winter tyre specialist, a multiple test winner, and a premium brand



As the world's leading winter tyre specialist, a multiple test winner, and a premium brand, Nokian Tyres offers the safest tyres for northern conditions. Innovative Nokian tyres from Finland for cars, trucks, and heavy machinery demonstrate their high quality particularly well in snow, tough climates, and demanding driving situations, and deliver sustainable added value. In addition, Nokian produces tyres especially developed for European weather and the higher speeds on European motorways. Nokian tyres deliver excellent safety, save fuel, and are the forerunner of environmental friendliness. The company is number 1 in terms of brand recognition and appreciation in Scandinavia and Russia and has a positive, exceptional image.

Nokian is the inventor of the winter tyre

Nokian has been designing, testing, and patenting innovative tyres for more than 75 years and is the inventor of the winter tyre. The world's first winter tyre was developed and manufactured in the midst of icy winds and bitter cold in 1934. Two years later, Nokian Hakkapeliitta, created for harsh northern winters and today one of the best-known winter tyre brands, was born. The world's fastest winter tyre with a top speed of 270 km/h, the Nokian WR, was launched by the Finns in 2002. In 2007, the Nokian WR G2 was introduced, it was rated as "highly recommended" and "good" in tests for its outstanding grip and unique protection against slush planing. Its success story is now being continued with the safe and economical Nokian WR D3 as well as the safe and sporty WR A3: the Nokian WR winter tyre is the winner in the Winter Tyre test 2012 conducted by "auto motor sport", scoring "highly recommended". "Outstanding performance on snow, short braking distances on dry roads, and balanced handling," is the positive "assessment".
The Nokian winter tyre is also "highly recommended" and “good” in the 2012 winter tyre tests of ADAC, „test Stiftung Warentest“, "Auto Zeitung", Auto Club Europa ACE, ARBÖ, and GTUE, as well as "very good" for "pro mobil" and "Firmenauto Transporter".
Nokian Tyres continues its winning streak with its "auto motor sport" test victory. The Nokian WR winter tyre is also the test winner in the German car magazine "sport auto" (11/2011) winter tyre test 2011, scoring "highly recommended", in the German "VOX" television show "auto mobil" (23/10/2011) and in "Auto Plus" (1211/2011), the "Auto Bild" of France and leading popular car magazine. Standard Nokian winter tyres achieved a new Guinness World Record with a top speed of 331.610 km/h on ice.

Nokian tyres are test winners in the German car magazines' summer tyre tests, 2012

The summer tyres from Nokian are also multiple test winners, offering high levels of safety and save fuel. The Nokian tyres are test winners in the 2012 summer tyre tests in the German car magazines "Auto Bild" (9/2012 + 8/2012), "Auto Zeitung" (6/2012 + 12/2012), "auto Test" (4/2012), "gute Fahrt" (3/2012), "Auto Bild allrad" (4/2012), "pro mobil" (4/2012), and "Firmenauto Transporter" (4/2012). With eight wins in the tyre tests, the Finnish premium brand has won more tests than any other brand. The top scores - "Auto Bild, exemplary” "Auto Zeitung, test winner", "auto Test, test winner", "gute Fahrt, recommendation", and "Auto Bild allrad, exemplary" - show the outstanding qualities of the summer tyres from the world's leading winter tyre specialists in each of the test reports. The SUV tyre is also the test winner in the "Auto Zeitung" SUV tyre test (12/2012).
Nokian was the runner up in "auto motor sport" (7/2012) with the excellent rating of "highly recommended". ADAC (3/2012) and the "Stiftung Warentest" test (3/2012) rate it "very good" for "dry surfaces", "good" for "wet surfaces", and also "good" for fuel consumption. The results in the Auto Club Europe ACE GTÜ tyre test (2/2012) and in "sport auto" (4/2012) are "recommended".

Driving Safety Indicator (DSI) with the unique snowflake symbol, the Winter Safety Indicator, provides more safety

The Nokian Driving Safety Indicator (DSI) with the unique snowflake symbol, the Winter Safety Indicator, on the Nokian WR winter tyre clearly shows the driver the groove depth as a number from 8 to 4 millimetres. The snowflake remains visible down to 4 millimetres. When it disappears, the risk increases and the winter tyres should be replaced. No other tyre manufacturer has these patented innovations.

Nokian Tyres achieved a 1.456 billion euro turnover in 2011

Nokian Tyres achieved a turnover of 1.456 billion euro in 2011 and had 3,900 employees. The Vianor tyre retail chain, with over 930 outlets in 24 countries, is a subsidiary of the company. The Nokian Tyres stock is listed on the NASDAQ OMX in Helsinki.
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Product Development Manager Sven Dittmann, Dipl.-Ing., Tel.: +49 8143 444 850
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Marketing Manager Lukáš Líbal, Tel.: +420 222 507 759
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Nokian Tyres plc:
Development Manager Juha Pirhonen, Tel.: +358 10 401 7708
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Technical Customer Service Manager Matti Morri, Tel.: +358 10 401 7621
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